Hours:

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday


Click here for closure dates

Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Fall Story Time schedule at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Fall Story Time schedule at the Poirier branch 
 

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Program & Events Guide - Fall 2017

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2017 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

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Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.







Halloween Activities


City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm




Kids aged 4–10 are invited to join us for fun seasonal activities, including crafts and a haunted room. You can win a small prize! Registration is not required for this free event. Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

Halloween Escape Room


City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Kids age 10 and up: test your wits—and your nerves—while puzzling your way out of our devilishly devised escape room. Groups of two to six people are welcome. Small groups may be merged to form larger ones. Registration is not required, but to guarantee yourself a time, come early! Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca


The next Pro-D Day is on Friday, October 20. Looking for something to do? Join us for:    



IMPORTANT: If you cannot register, please show up for the session (listed below) that you would like to attend as there may be extra space.





We're excited to coordinate Coquitlam’s contribution to the Canada 150 Mosaic project mural! Coquitlam residents are invited to paint 4” x 4” tiles that will become part of Coquitlam’s mosaic. Each tile will later be assembled into a large mural grid, magically transforming the paintings into a unified mosaic that celebrates Coquitlam's history.

To register for a session or for more information, click here.


Parent-Child Mandarin Mother Goose

MotherGooselogoforweb City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, October 11 - November 29, 10:00 - 11:30 am




This program is in Mandarin and is for parents and children four years old and under.

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm, and meaning of language.

For more information, please phone Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 or Shirley at 604-554-7345.


Robokids Teaches: LEGO Robotics

PROGRAM FULL
City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way

September Session: Mondays, September 11 - October 2
October Session: Mondays, October 16 - November 6
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Build LEGO machines with the help of a friendly Robokids instructor. For kids from K to grade 3.



Discovering Coding with Sphero Robots


PROGRAM FULL
City Centre Branch, Room 127
Saturdays, October 7 - 28, 10:45 - 11:45 am


Children in grades 3 - 5 are introduced to basic coding and engineering challenges. Offered in partnership with Innovation Works Foundation.

Please note: an Android or newer Apple device is necessary to participate.



Parent-Child Korean Mother Goose

MotherGooselogoforweb City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 am




This program is in Korean and is for parents and children four years old and under.

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm, and meaning of language.

For more information, please phone Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 or Shirley at 604-554-7345.


Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


 

All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
 
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


 
 

Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
 
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
       
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.

  • Computer Buddies
  • Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
       
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.

     

    Coquitlam Public Library Visits Daycares and Preschools

    Storytime1We will visit your daycare or preschool facility and provide a half hour, literacy-based story time using age-appropriate materials. We can tailor our story time to the theme of your choice.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to visit facilities based in private homes.

      

    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.

      

    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

     
    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.
     

     

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    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9
    604-937-4141



    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)
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